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Current Issue:  April 22, 2002
Volume 37, Number 19

Appointments

Robert Duncan, UNM professor of physics, has been named associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences effective August 2002, announced Dean Reed Dasenbrock.

“His experience as an adjunct professor at Caltech, as well as a very successful record of research, teaching and service at UNM where he has taught since 1996, is excellent,” Dasenbrock said.

Duncan, who recently received a large grant from NASA as part of the first microgravity fundamental physics mission to the International Space Station in 2005, says he is excited about the continuing appointment.

In 1991, sponsored research commitments at UNM slightly exceeded $80 million, but has grown to more than $235 million, which makes UNM one of the most rapidly growing research universities in the United States, a trend Duncan hopes to further establish.

Duncan is the principal investigator in Critical Dynamics in Microgravity (DYNAMX), part of the first microgravity fundamental physics mission slated to fly aboard the space shuttle to the International Space Station in 2005. Duncan has worked his way through the ranks since originally coming to UNM as an adjunct assistant professor of physics in 1990.